SELMA, Ala. (WHNT) – Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, are scheduled to visit Alabama this Sunday, March 3.
The two are scheduled to attend the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch and participate in the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. The annual event marks the “Bloody Sunday” march in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery.
The Bidens will join Representative John Lewis and Representative Terri Sewell for the annual crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, held each year to commemorate the historic march by civil rights leaders from Selma to Montgomery. The Vice President will also attend The Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch, held at Wallace Community College in Selma.
Sen. Hank Sanders sent an email Saturday to pastors and others in the area, alerting them to heightened security and screening because of the Bidens’ visit.
“We ask your forgiveness, with the understanding that it is not every day that the Vice President of the United States visits Selma, Dallas County, the Black Belt, or the State of Alabama,” Sanders wrote.